You can select from three hosting options: Public Cloud, Private Cloud (with Microsoft Azure) or On Site (client hosted). Which choice you make will depend on your specific needs around infrastructure, control and security.
EBMS Hosting Options.
- Public Cloud
- Private Cloud
A Public Cloud system is a pure SaaS (Software as a Service) delivered application that, in this case, runs on the EBMS common server infrastructure.
A Private Cloud system is a SaaS delivered application running on servers dedicated to a single client. EBMS makes use of Microsoft Azure for our Private Cloud servers.
For implementations on the cloud, you are unlikely to need significant involvement from your IT Department as the system is web-based and compatible with typical Office and email tools.
An On Site implementation is installed on equipment owned and managed by you, the client, and is usually located on your site or in your data centre. You and your IT department will be responsible for providing all the required server environments and providing EBMS with appropriate access to these environments for installation, support and upgrades.
All data is hosted within Australia.
All data is hosted within Australia, regardless of which option you select.
However, if your company is based in another country, we can also arrange for a data centre in your own country.
EBMS offers multiple environments on the same server. Usually we recommend Prod, DEV and UAT, but this can be changed as per the client’s policy.
FAQ’s about Hosting .
How does Nimblex manage backups?
When hosting on Azure, the overall backup services are managed by MS Azure. All customer data and system designs are backed up on a regular basis. The following schedule is adhered to in regard to backups to ensure your data is accessible when needed.
- Instant Restore Snapshots are stored for two days.
- Daily backups are taken overnight and stored for 14 days.
- Weekly backups are taken on a Sunday and stored for four weeks.
- A monthly backup is taken on the first Sunday of the month and is stored for six months.
Does Nimblex have a disaster recovery plan?
Geo-redundant storage is used for disaster recovery. Nimblex also has a detailed Business Recovery and Disaster Management Plan which covers how we deal with such a crisis to enable the continuation or timely resumption of critical functions and the restoration to normal business operations. The plan identifies the roles, responsibilities and personnel needed to perform the disaster recovery process and ensures a swift return to normal operation standards.
Why does Nimblex use MS Azure?
Nimblex uses Microsoft Azure as a Private Cloud host with South East Australia (Melbourne) as the primary storage location. Azure is a good option to consider for a number of reasons, including infrastructure costs as they take care of the servers and their physical upkeep. Technologicaly, Azure brings to the table speed, flexibility, scalability, support, reliability and data security, among other considerations.
What uptime can be expected?
When hosting with Azure, all data is stored using Azure’s Geo-redundant Storage (GRS) model to enable swift switching of data centres if the primary tenancy becomes unavailable. When stored in GRS, data is synchronously copied to three physical locations in the primary region. It then copies the data asynchronously to a single physical location in a secondary region providing durability for data storage of 99.9999999999999999% over a year.
If you have solutions that need to integrate with Nimblex, be assured that we can do it. Nimblex has successfully integrated with many systems, from large ERPs to smaller applications.